Design strategist, UX leader, technologist, and profound typography nerd. More specifically, typography on digital platforms like the web and native applications. I spend a good deal of time writing, speaking, and working with teams and brand owners about how to set type better on digital platforms, and do so in more modern and performant ways than many realize possible. Invited Expert to the W3C Web Fonts Working Group. I’ve spoken with teams from organizations like Condé Nast, GoDaddy, IBM—and given presentations and workshops at web and design conferences all over the world.
Modern developments in CSS make it easier than ever to create robust, scalable, elegant typographic systems on the web. Add variable fonts and the design, technical, and performance benefits are really exciting. We’ll look at how to combine them with other CSS capabilities like custom properties, calculations, and grid to create a whole new way to think about design and development. We’ll see how they work together by using some variable fonts in layouts that work across screen dimensions, accessibility needs, design requirements, and even network speeds—better than you thought possible.
I’ll also be showing the road ahead for web font performance with a sneak peak at what the W3C Web Font Working Group is researching, including a live demo of Google’s proof-of-concept showcasing the font serving speed increase potential.
[Note: the embedded presentation isn’t quite perfect in how it scales, but it’s at last mostly readable :)]
|Dynamic Typography with Variable Fonts (live demo)||Smashing Conference||April 2019|
|Dynamic Typography with Variable Fonts||Web Directions Design||April 2019|
|Dynamic Typography with Variable Fonts||New developments in type and typography||April 2019|
|Dynamic Typography with Variable Fonts||IBM FEDucation Webinar||March 2019|
|Dynamic Typography with Variable Fonts||NERDSummit||March 2019|
|The Future is Written!||RGD Future of Design: The Future is Written!||January 2019|
|Dynamic Typography with Modern CSS & Variable Fonts||New England Drupal Camp (NEDCAMP)||November 2018|
|Variable Fonts and Our New Typography||An Event Apart Orlando: Special Edition 2018||October 2018|
|Variable Fonts and Our New Typography||Web Unleashed||September 2018|
|Variable Fonts and Our New Typography||An Event Apart Seattle||April 2018|